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Taiz Residents Protest Houthi Takeover
Taiz, Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
23 Mar 2015

Residents of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, held a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Special Security Forces, a state security agency that recently fell into the arms of Houthi militants, to protest the takeover of their city by said rebels. Security forces loyal to the Houthi rebels dispersed the protesters with tear gas bombs and by firing live bullets into the air.

According to local residents, Houthi Shiite rebels took over the military airport and several neighborhoods in the city on 22 March.

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Families of Kidnapped Lebanese Soldie...
Beirut
By wissam fanash
13 Jan 2015

Beirut, Lebanon

January 14, 2015

Dozens of families have set up protest tents in downtown Beirut to pressure the Lebanese into working on liberating their sons who were kidnapped in August 2014 by militants believed to be affiliated with the Nusra Front and ISIS.
Militants who crossed the border from Syria in the summer kidnapped 38 Lebanese soldiers and security officers. The kidnappers have executed several hostages and threatened to kill more of them if the Lebanese government did not release Islamist militants from prison.
Families of the hostages have been criticized by politicians and residents of Beirut for blocking the roads during protests.
Following a deadly suicide bomb attack on January 10 against the Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli, which was claimed by the Nusra Front, security forces raided a building in the overcrowded Roumieh prison where jihadist inmates are held. The militants are believed to have led the bombing from inside their prison cells. Families of the hostages fear that these developments will affect negotiations to release them.

Shot List

1- Tilt down/ wide of poster featuring portraits of kidnapped soldiers.
2- Various of protest tents set up by kidnapped soldiers’ families
3- Medium of Hussein Youssef, father of kidnapped soldier Mohamad Youssef talking on the phone
4- Wide of police vehicle parked next to protest tent
5- Wide of poster featuring kidnapped police officer First Sergeant George Khazzaqa
6- Wide of women in front of protest tents
7- Wide of tents
8- Wide of two women in front of protest tents
9- Various of protest tents
10- Wide of poster featuring kidnapped police officer with the writing: “Abbas Msheik, you have been away for too long"
11- Wide of poster with portraits of kidnapped soldiers and headquarters of the cabinet
12- Wide of two men and a woman sitting next to protest tent
13- Medium of people sitting inside protest tents
14- Close up of kettle with poster featuring kidnapped soldiers in background
15- Various of hostages’ female relatives

NAT SOUND: conversation in Arabic: - We heard explosions -The Lebanese Army will strike them… (woman crying) I did not recognize my son! 16- Close up of woman crying
17- Medium/ zoom out of people sitting inside protest tent

Soundbites

Soundbite (Arabic, Man) Hussein Youssef, father of kidnapped soldier Mohamad Youssef
(0:41-1:49) Twenty or 25 days ago, we, as families, decided to distance ourselves from the media, because at some point, media coverage was harming us. Maybe it was unintentional.We promised the prime minister to open the road and not escalate the situation or make any statements. But 25 days later, after we felt that we were not being dealt with seriously, and following the security procedures taken by the interior minister – we appreciate these measures by we think this procedure could have been made before or later. The prisoners of Roumieh have not been there since yesterday, they have been there for a long time, and this process could have taken place at another time. Anyway, the escalation that we are going to carry out will be proportional to the danger that we felt. For 25 days, we have stayed away from media and remained calm because we felt we have been treated positively. Now we have felt something negative so we are forced to escalate.
We hope that the government can take positive actions to stop us from escalating – not to stop us violently, of course, but to give us a reason not to escalate.

(01:54-02:34) SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Hussein Youssef, father of kidnapped soldier Mohamad Youssef
“After what happened in the north in Jabal Mohsen and in Roumieh prison, I feel that we are back to point zero. This is what drove us insane and caused is to threaten to escalate and demand our rights. We hope that the threats against us are not serious and that we do not wish to block the roads and stop people from going to work. We are also human, and we feel people's pain. We do not wish anyone to suffer the way we are suffering."

SOUNDBITE Arabic, woman Unnamed, Mother of kidnapped soldier Hussein Ammar
(04:16-04:45) “I demand all Arab countries, I demand clerics… I saw my son and could not recognize him. I was told ‘Go see your son, Um Hussein.’ I saw my son and did not recognize him. I ask everyone to help us and help free our children, we are suffering, but now I am suffering more." (04:50-05:03) “I ask all the good people, all the people who can help, to rescue our children, those poor children who were left far and our government is not giving them any attention."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, woman) Unnamed, Mother of kidnapped soldier Khaled Moqbel
(05:07-04:16) “Our government did not do anything for us, it abandoned us, we have been thrown on the side of the road for three and a half months, and our government did not care about us."

(5:24-05:56) SOUNDBITE (Arabic, woman) Unnamed, Mother of kidnapped soldier Khaled Moqbel
I call on Turkey and the Muslim Scholars Assembly, I ask Erdogan… we are Muslims and the kidnappers are Muslims. For the sake of Prophet Mohammad… This is a human cause. Please help us, and release the captives, interfere in our case, please interfere in our case, for the sake of Prophet Mohammad. We have been sitting on the road for the past four months; nobody is looking at us or has mercy on us.

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We are Plurality, We are Tunisia (6 o...
Tunis, Tunisia
By francesca_oggiano
10 Aug 2013

Hadi and his daughter Hanan came to the Bardo sit-in on the day of Eid. "I'm Tunisian and so is my daughter. I'm here because I'm against the Islamization of the country", says Hadi. "I'm independent and against Ennahda. We ask for the resignation of Ennahda and the National Constituent Assembly. I'm 40 years old and I've never seen any political party do something for the citizens". Tunis, Tunisia, August, 2013.

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We are Plurality, We are Tunisia (7 o...
Tunis, Tunisia
By francesca_oggiano
10 Aug 2013

Salma, an independent militant from Sidi Bouzid, states, "I'm here as a citizen. I want to defend my country and my flag. We ask for freedom, for the resignation of Ennahda, and for new elections". Tunis, Tunisia, August, 2013.

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We are Plurality, We are Tunisia (22 ...
Tunis, Tunisia
By francesca_oggiano
06 Aug 2013

Siham and Maha are independent demonstrators: "We went to Bardo to defend our freedom and to remind to the world that we haven't forgotten the homicide of Chokri Belaid. Bombs and Salafist terrorism will not prevent Tunisians from taking to the streets. We ask for the resignation of the Government and for elections." Tunis, Tunisia, August, 2013.

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We are Plurality, We are Tunisia (1 o...
Tunis, Tunisia
By francesca_oggiano
06 Aug 2013

Mohamed Chavez Ouni, a civilian who took part in the sit-in in Bardo, states, "The sit-in was organized by the people. When we heard about the murder of Mohamed Brahmi, people went to the streets. There were no political orders. We found everyone at Bourguiba avenue and there we decided to occupy Bardo square. No politician told us to do that. Our patriotism led us. After the homicide of Mohamed Brahmi, we decided to do something." Tunis, Tunisia, August, 2013.

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The March For The Right To Housing
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
By Javed Iqbal
02 Jan 2013

Thousands of Mumbai's Urban poor started their march against the builder's lobby and for the right to a home on the 1st of January, 2013, and have been at a sit-in for the past three days waiting for the state government to respond to their demands.

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Protests Outside Defense Ministry Con...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
30 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 30, 2012

The sit-in near the Ministry of Defense continued on Monday, April 30, for the fourth consecutive day, with protestors continuing to demand the end of military rule and the dismantling of the presidential election body which they claim is corrupt.

The sit-in was initiated by supporters of disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail, yet the demonstrators say they protest in support of several principles, and not for a certain individual.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Protestor #1:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles."

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Protestor #2:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government, and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country."

Protestors claimed that a number of assailants attacked them last night, and again this morning trying to disrupt the sit-in. The residents of the nearby neighborhood of Abbasiya managed to detain six armed "thugs," and handed them over to the military police.

Although the protestors believe in the significance of their sit-in, many Egyptians condemn the protest for blocking their own interests and movements.

The protestors are adamant that they will not give up their sit-in until their demands are met.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 30, 2012
Length: 0:02:15
Video Size: 111 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of crowds of people around a main street close to the Ministry of Defense
2. Various shots of tents of camping protestors
3. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
4. Various shots of protestors praying in congregation during the sit-in
5. Various shots of protestors in a made-up checkpoint checking the identities of passersby
6. Various shots of injured protestors in recent clashes between them and alleged thugs
7. Various shots of people and passersby around the street near the Ministry of Defense
8. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"The core of the problem is the SCAF. So, we're here to oust the SCAF in the first place. We reject drafting the resolution under military rule. We completely reject yesterday's SCAF meeting with political parties. We demand termination of Article 28 of the constitutional declaration. We demand dismantling the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) which is nothing but fraudulent. We are not here for a certain person but for some principles." 9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – One of the protestors:
"We want the SCAF to step down and hand over power to a transitional government and the parliament. The two will be the executive and legislative authorities. They will also monitor the presidential elections and rid us of the disorder going on in the country." 10. Various shots of the street near the Ministry of Defense crowded with people

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Protesters Start Anti-SCAF Sit-in Out...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
28 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 28, 2012

Supporters of disqualified Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu-Ismail joined by other political forces started a sit-in on Saturday, April 28, outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Cairo, calling on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to step down immediately and to hand over power to civilians.
They chanted against Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi and called for ending military rule and dissolving the Supreme Presidential Elections commission.
Protesters raised slogans that read, "No to military rule." Other posters are calling for "redeeming the rights of martyrs".
Among political forces participating at the sit-in were the Youth for Justice and Freedom, the Coalition of Revolutionary Forces and the Free Front for Peaceful Change, announcing their solidarity with the sit-in's objective, namely the abdication of the SCAF.
As the numbers of protesters increased in front of the ministry, military police heightened security measures and hundreds of soldiers were positioned around the ministry.
At one stage, a military police officer spoke to protesters, warning them of the "consequences" of moving nearer to the security cordon.
Military police forces also blocked the main street leading to the ministry.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 28, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 28, 2012
Length: 0:01:35
Video Size: 78.8 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of a large Egyptian flag on the earth amid the presence of protesters
2. Various shots of protesters, two army vehicles
3. Wide shot of a large banner demanding end of the military rule
4. Various shots of protesters
5. Medium shot of large banner for Ain Shams University
6. Pan left shot of a large poster of the former regime figures
7. Various shots of protesters amid the presence of army soldiers
8. Various shots of protesters doing the Muslim prayers
9. Wide shot of a large banner condemning the ruling SCAF
10. Various shots of protesters amid high presence of armed soldiers and army vehicles
11. Various shots of protesters shouting

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Al-Ahly Ultras Sit-in Continues for 9...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Apr 2012

Cairo, Egypt | April 2, 2012

Hundreds of fans of Al-Ahly football team continued their sit-in for the ninth day on Monday, April 2, at one of the streets leading to the parliament headquarters in Cairo, demanding retaliation for the victims of the recent soccer riots in Port Said that killed at least 74 and wounded hundreds.

Protestors set up dozens of tents in the street, stressing that their sit-in is going on until they get the rights of Al-Ahly fans who were killed in Port Said.

The ultras of Al-Ahly hold the Interior Ministry responsible for the violence, warning officials, whom they believe to be ignoring their demands, of escalation of the issue.

The sit-in started March 25 after a massive march of Al-Ahly fans demanding retaliation for the victims.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:16
Video Size: 63.3 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
Organized by:
Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of passersby at a street with dozens of tens of Al-Ahly ultras sit-in
2- Various shots of the protestors around their tents
3- Long shot, a large cloth board in the street with faces of soccer riot victims drawn on it
4- Various shots of posters of soccer riot victims on the walls of the street with protesters' tents in the background
5- Various shots of some of Al-Ahly ultras eating inside their tents
6- Various shots of protestors cleaning the place around their tents
7- Close shots of "Entry" and "Exit" signs made by the protestors
8- Various shots inside the tents
9- Various shots of the tents in the street

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An Egyptian At A Sit-In
Cairo, Egypt
By mostafaa.sheshtawy
18 Aug 2011

An Egyptian man participates in a sit-in outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo